Accertum was established in 2018 when Terry Cook formed the company with a vision to provide his Clients a dynamic and market leading Cost Consultancy service with a flexible approach to meet their needs. In 2019 Bernard Lawlor joined Terry at Accertum to strengthen the Management team and bring further experience and strategic drive to the business.

Terry and Bernard previously worked together at Northcroft and then Capita Infrastructure where they formed a strong working relationship before moving on to different organisations. Both were keen to resurrect their partnership to bring their experience and complementary styles together at Accertum for the benefit of their Clients facing the challenges of delivering construction projects.

We aspire to provide market leading Cost Consultancy services and be the Surveyor of choice for our Clients.

Terry Cook - Director

Terry is the founding Director of Accertum and has 30 years’ experience working as a Quantity Surveyor providing professional services to clients throughout the UK. During his career Terry has successfully delivered major projects in the commercial, science and residential sectors.

Terry’s experience and technical knowledge allows him to add value by considering wider issues and challenge design economies to ensure the successful commercial management of the project.

Terry’s recent projects include a student accommodation schemes in Cambridge and Colchester delivering over 400 rooms, a 250 room apart-hotel in London and two laboratory refurbishments in London.

In his spare time Terry enjoys football and cricket and travelling abroad with family and friends.

Bernard Lawlor - Director

Bernard is a Director of Accertum joining the practice in 2019 bringing 30 years’ experience as a Cost Consultant across a range of projects for private and public clients in the commercial, residential and leisure sectors.

Bernard adopts an open a collaborative approach with clients and design teams and his attention to detail ensures comprehensive advice adding value for his clients.

Bernard’s recent projects include a 400,000ft2 office development in Central London, a multi-phase high end residential scheme in London providing 235 units, a 250 room apart-hotel in London and a student accommodation scheme in Colchester.

Bernard spends his spare time enjoying various sports, travelling and searching for his ball on the golf course.